I’m really a novice on social networking sites. Yes, I have a Facebook account, but only because everyone seemed to be emailing me telling me to have one. Then once I had one, people I never met started emailing me to be my friend. I don’t know, if you have a million virtual friends, are any of them really friends?
I created a Squidoo Lens because my husband thought it would be a good place to share my idea that spending more time energizing positive, rather than negative, emotions helps you take more positive actions to manage your diabetes. It took me weeks to approach creating my lens, reading the online handbook, futzing, experimenting, tearing my hair out, avoiding my computer…then weeks to create it. After all that, it’s actually pretty good, but I haven’t a clue if anyone has found my lens.
If you were here a couple of weeks ago you know I tried twittering, but as my editor just wrote me (as I had to cut 200 words from my latest article for Diabetes Health magazine), Mark Twain said he would have written less words if he had had more time.
Where do so many people get so much time to Facebook, My Space and Tweet? I just don’t know.
That said, since I want to be cool and hip and really understand this era of social networking, I’ve just joined Tu Diabetes. These last couple of days setting up the site, I admit I kind of like this one. It’s not too hard to establish an account and it’s just for people with diabetes. Now when I get a note from “a friend” it comes with the shared bond of diabetes.
As the founder Manny Hernandez says, he started TuDiabetes so no one with diabetes will feel alone and people without diabetes will learn more about what it’s like to live with diabetes. I can admire and respect that.
So, if you’re looking to talk with others who have diabetes, maybe TuDiabetes is the place for you. There’s almost 10,000 new friends to be made. You’ll find me there too.